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Mariah Walzer '17
Old Times, New Research: Examining Lithic Artifacts

Mariah Walzer ’17, an archaeology major, spent this summer analyzing the lithic artifacts recovered from 2015 field school at the Slocan Narrows Pithouse Village in British Columbia. The research is supervised by Associate Professor of Anthropology Nathan Goodale.  More ...

Olivia Surgent '17 at this year's Autism Walk.
Surgent ’17 Sets Sights on Career in Autism Research

Some students enroll at Hamilton undecided as to their academic path; others know exactly what track they want to pursue. Olivia Surgent ’17 is in the latter group.  She’s been interested in neuroscience, specifically Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), since middle school when she began teaching swim lessons to children on the spectrum. This summer Surgent is advancing on that path as an intern at the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior in Madison, Wisc.  The center specializes in understanding neurological functions of children with developmental disorders such as ASD.    More ...

Anna Arnn '17
Take One More Step

This summer Anna Arnn ’17, an archaeology concentrator, took her research from last year a step further. Under the advisement of Associate Professor of Anthropology Nathan Goodale, Arnn studied faunal remains and animal bones that were collected during a previous field trip.  More ...

Ian Baize '17
Ian Baize ’18 Defines “Positivism”

What do you do when you’re reading and come upon an unfamiliar term? Most people will look it up and move on; Ian Baize ’18 took it a step further and turned his search on “positivism” into an Emerson summer research project. His advisor on the project is Professor of History Al Kelly.  More ...

Professor Seth Schermerhorn and Lillia McEnaney '17 in Senate Square, Helsinki.
Schermerhorn and McEnaney ’17 Present in Helsinki

Lillia McEnaney ’17 and Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Seth Schermerhorn  presented at the European Association for the Study of Religion (EASR) Conference. The meeting was held June 28 - July 1 at the University of Helsinki.  More ...

From left bottom, Sindy Liu '18, Mitchel Herman '19, Eseosa Asiruwa '18 and Matt Goon '18.
Can Physiological Sensors Predict Psychological State?

This summer, computer science concentrators Sindy Liu’18, Eseosa Asiruwa’18, Mitchel Herman’19 and Matthew Goon’18 are doing research with machine learning on outputs from various sensors. The research project is directed by Stephen Harper Kirner Chair of Computer Science Stuart Hirshfield.  More ...

Pat LeGates '18
Taking Notes

He’s a neuroscience concentrator, but Pat LeGates ’18  is spending the summer exploring a very different interest.  He’s composing experimental electronic music and video and studying the relationship between the two through an Emerson Foundation grant.  More ...

A Link Between Past and Present

Marisabel Rey ’19 is exploring the link between past and present in her native Peru this summer through an Emerson project that will examine the lingering oral storytelling tradition of the Peruvian highlands.    More ...

KT Glusac '17 on a camping trip with members of a community.
Living the Life

This summer KT Glusac ’17, working with Professor of Philosophy Marianne Janack, will travel throughout New York State, living with and researching a variety of communal societies. Her research is funded through a Levitt Center grant.  More ...

Sofia Rachad '18, Audrey Nadler '18 and Erica Chen '19.
Fitting In

More than 17 percent of Utica’s population was born outside of the United States, and a drive through the city reveals numerous stores, churches and community centers built up by diverse ethnic groups. Despite the prevalence of immigrants in Utica, however, refugees face significant challenges to assimilating into the community. Understanding these challenges is the goal of a Levitt Research Group this summer. Erica Chen ’19, Audrey Nadler ’18 and Sofia Rachad ’18, with the guidance of Professor of Economics Erol Balkan, are researching the experiences of refugees in Utica.  More ...

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